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I have found that in the beginning of my wedding planning I was adding everything and everything.  The closer it gets to the big day and the more I am reading on here, I have started to cross some stuff off my list.  A photographer was extremely important to me so that is my big cost.  You just need to decide what is most important and pick those things first.  I know a lot of people forgo a typical cocktail hour and have guests meet in the lobby bars to save on some cost.  Also, I don't think I am doing any ceremony guides.  That will allevate some costs for us.  Especially since we are doing welcome bags with all of the same info.  Hope this helps :)

-Another budge savvy bride

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@@NickiLynn1116  Definitely important to decide what's most important and cross things off your list. As I continue to move further in planning and get closer to the date, I will have to do the same. Hopefully I can manage to keep budget under control!

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I never thought I could keep it under budget but surprisingly I have made it happen without sacrificing some of the things I really wanted.

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Me too! I've been a budget nazi hehe but that said, I have splurged and pushed the boundaries when I realize it's important to me. I wasn't going to do OOT bags but really loved the cup idea (we loved this idea from the second we got engaged) so I compromised on the cup we chose and then decided I could cut out one date night to fill them lol.

 

I still don't fully understand the programs. Our wedding is short and sweet and people know how it goes. By the time we get married everyone will be aquatinted. Also the menus - we are having a Buffett so walk up and see lol. I'm more casual and see this as more formal.

 

We got engaged in April. Picked a resort early May. We decided we wanted all wedding funds saved by November (wedding in January) so we feel a crunch but are over half way there and I'm proud we've done so well.

 

 

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I'm on the same boat.  We're planning on having a large number of guests joining us for our destination wedding - 50+.  What's quickly adding up for us is the additional per person charge for every person after the first 25 guests (that's included in our wedding package).  So, like many brides here, we are trying to prioritize what's important to us and doing a whole lot of DIY'ing! 

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I'm on the same boat.  We're planning on having a large number of guests joining us for our destination wedding - 50+.  What's quickly adding up for us is the additional per person charge for every person after the first 25 guests (that's included in our wedding package).  So, like many brides here, we are trying to prioritize what's important to us and doing a whole lot of DIY'ing! 

our guest list is getting out of control as well haha! On one side it's great because the more the merrier but then the costs come in and ouch! A couple of days before the booking deadline many had not booked and we thought that we'd have a 30 people wedding. Just when I had come to terms with the fact that we'd have a smaller wedding than we thought everyone booked and now we have close to 50 guests! About 10 are not staying at our hotel but that's ok. Yesterday I also found out that the land only costs for my family from Argentina is much less than we had thought, so here we are with the possibility that some might be able to make it  :D

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our guest list is getting out of control as well haha! On one side it's great because the more the merrier but then the costs come in and ouch! A couple of days before the booking deadline many had not booked and we thought that we'd have a 30 people wedding. Just when I had come to terms with the fact that we'd have a smaller wedding than we thought everyone booked and now we have close to 50 guests! About 10 are not staying at our hotel but that's ok. Yesterday I also found out that the land only costs for my family from Argentina is much less than we had thought, so here we are with the possibility that some might be able to make it  :D

 

It's such a double edged sword isn't it?

 

I am so happy so many people are coming but I also went 'ouch' when I realized just how many had RSVP'd.  

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It's such a double edged sword isn't it?

 

I am so happy so many people are coming but I also went 'ouch' when I realized just how many had RSVP'd.  

I know, I feel awful feeling that way. I am really glad that they're all coming but when the bill comes in, different story haha, especially because the bill is in USD!

 

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our guest list is getting out of control as well haha! On one side it's great because the more the merrier but then the costs come in and ouch! A couple of days before the booking deadline many had not booked and we thought that we'd have a 30 people wedding. Just when I had come to terms with the fact that we'd have a smaller wedding than we thought everyone booked and now we have close to 50 guests! About 10 are not staying at our hotel but that's ok. Yesterday I also found out that the land only costs for my family from Argentina is much less than we had thought, so here we are with the possibility that some might be able to make it  :D

 

It's such a double edged sword isn't it?

 

I am so happy so many people are coming but I also went 'ouch' when I realized just how many had RSVP'd.  

@@calgarybride2015, LOL it is!

 

@@TinkerSofi, that's so exciting that you'll have so many guests joining.  And that's great news that family from Argentina will be able to join, especially that it will cost them less than anticipated! :)

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@@BrideToBeJolie yeah! they said they will run some numbers and let me know. I really hope they can make it but I also don't want to get my hopes up. I'm hoping that I can help them with one free person and spread that among everyone coming from over there so everyone gets a bit of a discount. 

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